Sometimes we all need a guide...

How many times have you avoided or put off a task because you weren't sure how or where to start?  Taking the next step in life can be the most complex of these tasks of uncertainty; often it's easier to devise reasons not to move forward than it is to strategize your next move.  For teens and young adults these decisions can be profoundly daunting; without experiences to draw from, the uncertainty and/or the vast array of options can paralyze progress. Future Found is here to help provide motivation and guidance, allowing clients to see past the barriers that block the view of what's next and assisting in finding a path that works for the unique individual.    Future Found empowers clients to move forward with confidence on their own, and provides the tools and skills needed so that when faced with tough decisions down the line the client can take the steps that will work for them, allowing continued progress in a positive direction.

Passion and Past Success Win in a Competitive Job Market

If you haven't been living under a rock for the last 2 years you know the job market has been less than stellar.  Between 2009 and 2011 the U.S. has added approximately 524,000 jobs (net)...which would be great if not for the fact that there are around 28 MILLION unemployed.  

Each year around 3.8 million students will reach adulthood, some hoping to enter the workforce immediately and others who will be looking for work in the next 5 years.  In a competitive job market students not only need to excel in their post-secondary studies but they need to bring something to the table that their peers do not.  Experience and genuine enthusiasm translate into positive interviewing...plain and simple they can't be faked and they are at the top of every employer's list when seeking new talent.  In a competitive job market it is imperative that students identify a career path that provides both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and they must take the steps necessary to make the most of their educational experience including internships.

The time has never been better for students who are willing to sacrifice pay for experience; employers are looking to cut costs and are more open than ever to bringing in student interns.  Not only is an internship a prime opportunity to gain some on-the-job experience but it allows a student to test the waters on a career before diving in head first.  The earlier students get involved in internships the better; once they have a feel for the flow and demands of school and balance has been achieved, 5 - 10 hours a week can be carved out for that irreplaceable work experience.  Internships not only guide the specifics of a career path but they can save a student (and their parents) time and money in determining a major that is the best fit for their interests and skill set.  It is also often as much who you know, as what you know when it comes to landing a job.  Connecting with potential employers early, opens doors down the road.

The fact is that if you find something you are passionate about you will find success, and people will take notice.  Identify that passion and translate it into a fruitful, life-long career.

*statistics taken primarily from the U.S. Bureau or Labor Statistics